Category Archives for America

Black Family Matters for Black Wealth

A recent study in the United States showed that in 2012, a child living in a single female-headed family was four times more likely to be poor than a child living in a married-couple family. In 2012, among

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Forgotten History: Black Heroes in Science

James McCune Smith James McCune Smith (1813-1865) was the first African American to obtain a medical degree, prominent abolitionist and suffragist, compassionate physician, prolific writer, and public

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Land Policy & Wealth Disparity in Africa & America #BlackWealthMatters

Ownership is the basis of capitalism so when the African-Americans slaves were freed from slavery part of their reparations were to be 40 acres of land and mule. These were essential to enable the former

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The Truth About Black Economics under Ronald Reagan

While many Republican politicians use Ronald Reagan as the gold standard for what works, it is important for us to examine how his policies affected black people in America. As the infographic below shows,

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Black History 2016 #BlackWealthMatters

  It has been said that the future belongs to those that create it. Sitting at the table of a technology business deal where the Americans who created it, the Europeans who had enhanced this technology,

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Martin Luther King Jr. & His Journey to Africa

Americans and black people around the world will this week celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Even though he was a notable civil rights leader in the United States, he also inspired many people

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10 Cultural Ideas That Are Bad For Africans

Colonialism is responsible for all society’s ills Although colonialism is responsible for some of the ills that still plague Africa today it is not responsible for everything. Former French colonies

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Worship of Real Christian God v. European gods

There is a line of thinking in some circles that black people should not be Christians because Christianity is the white man’s religion. First, Jesus Christ whom the whole Christian religion is based

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10 Ideas That Are Bad For Blacks in America

1. Money Over Everything This mentality translates to prostitute yourself to the highest bidder. This is the message of the culture of hip-hop. It rationalizes making decisions devoid of values and standards

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The Other Side of US Colleges & Universities

As student protests increase on College campuses in the US, we have chosen to highlight one story that sheds light on the things students face. This is a telling story for future International Students

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Far From Home: Uganda’s First Olympic Snowboarder

Uganda’s Brolin Mawejje, plans to make history at the 2018 winter Olympics as the first to compete as a snowboarder from his country. Born in the Makindye District of Kampala, Uganda, Brolin held

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Why Are Black Preachers Endorsing Donald Trump?

In our first article on Donald Trump titled, “The Endorsement of Donald Trump by Black Clergy” we focused on the announcement by Pastors Darrell Scott and George Bloomer endorsing his candidacy.

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The Endorsement of Donald Trump by Black Clergy

Darrell Scott, the Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center has endorsed Donald Trump for President. He made his campaign debut by revealing that Trump had sought wisdom and counsel from him and thus he was

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Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Marlon James

Jamaican born novelist, Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. A Brief History of Seven Killings A Brief History of Seven Killings is the

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Young African Tech Entrepreneur: Teresa Mbagaya

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest female Total Entrepreneurial Activity  rate (27%) in the world. However, most new entrepreneurial ventures in Africa and the world will involve some use of computer

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How Nigeria’s Bennett Omalu Changed the NFL

The Movie Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made

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It Takes A Village to Raise A Child

There is a popular African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. It highlights the need for a community involvement in the rearing of the next generation and rejects the notion of individualism.

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African Diaspora International Film Festival

The African Diaspora International Film Festival begins in Washington D.C. on August 21- August 23-, 2015. The following are some of the films and documentaries to be featured. For more information visit

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Zimbabwe’s Historymaker Maponga Learns the Power of Social Media

Stansly Maponga made history when he became the first Zimbabwean American to play in the American National Football League (NFL). Zimbabwe is the small Southern African country with the highest literacy

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